Epidemiology of fatty liver: An update

Giorgio Bedogni, Valerio Nobili, Claudio Tiribelli

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We provide a concise review of the main epidemiological literature on fatty liver (FL) published between January 2011 and October 2013. The findings from the literature will be considered in light of the already available knowledge. We discuss the limitations inherent in the categorization of FL into non-alcoholic and alcoholic FL, the potential relevance of FL as an independent predictor of cardiometabolic disease, and recent research addressing the role of FL as an independent predictor of mortality. This review is organized as a series of answers to relevant questions about the epidemiology of FL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9050-9054
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - Jul 21 2014


  • Epidemiology
  • Fatty liver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Medicine(all)


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